35 Years of Art

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Emerging Artists, Art as Salvation

By Rose Weagant Three months. For three months, we were more or less stuck in our houses, away from friends and family in order to keep each other safe. Jobs, plans and lives were put on hold. And then the walls closed in on us.  The biggest task for many of us (at least those… [Read More]

Yes, community theatre is still vital.

by Rose Weagant In small, rural communities, sometimes it’s hard to keep entertained. Many of us take turns entertaining each other, on radio shows at KTRT, playing music at the local watering holes, or gracing a stage once in a while. It is our commitment to arts engagement that continues to enhance our community and… [Read More]

Dan Nanamkin: preserving Indigenous culture

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer Storyteller, dancer, teacher, musician, author, and activist Dan Nanamkin is a member of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallaowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes. Nanamkin, whose Native name means “Thunder and Lightning,” has been an advocate for Indigenous cultural arts since the 1900s, particularly in the area… [Read More]

Lynn Shelton: director, writer, editor, daughter

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer When director, editor, writer, and actor, Lynn Shelton died May 16, 2020 at the age of 54, the world lost a dynamic member of the arts community and Twisp River residents Mac Shelton and Frauke Rynd lost a beloved daughter. A graduate of the University of Washington’s School… [Read More]

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